For 1000s of years humans have twisted plant fibers into cordage to create rope, fishing line and nets, bowdrills, traps, bows, snares, and shelters. Come and learn how.
Nick Spero will demonstrate and then help us create cordage from Dogbane stems (Apocynum cannabinum), Yucca leaves (Yucca filamentosa) and Milkweed stems (Asclepias syriaca).
Cost: $20 for non-members of the Natural History Society of Maryland; $10 for members of the Natural History Society of Maryland; FREE for children under 12 with an adult. Cash or check at the door.
Nick is a volunteer—as are all those who work for the Society—so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Join the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting www.marylandnature.org.
Nick Spero works as a biologist and entomologist for i2LResearch, doing efficacy trials and field research. He loves to hunt and fish, and primitive technology has piqued his interest since he was a child.